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Council backs push for freeze on charters
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Feb 24, 7:48 AM: While some members expressed concern over the length of the proposed freeze, the City Council on Monday unanimously backed a resolution calling on the General Assembly to approve a three-year moratorium on charter school >
Opinion: RI Senate wrong to approve moratorium on charter schools
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Feb 16, 7:36 AM: We want to blast the state Senate for voting to “pause” any new or expanded charter schools, including six already approved by the state Board of Education in December. The Senate voted for the moratorium last week, by a >
RI Superintendents and Teachers Union Call for Urgent Action to Reverse Pandemic Learning Loss
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Feb 15, 10:13 AM: An ad hoc roundtable of Rhode Island school superintendents, education union leaders, school committee members and others released a framework of goals and objectives this week to address the "urgent need to slow and >
RI Senate approves three-year moratorium on charter schools
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Feb 11, 6:00 AM: The Rhode Island Senate overwhelmingly approved a three-year moratorium on new charter schools and charter expansions, a move that once again stirs up the decades-old battle over school choice.
What Can We Learn From Where the Schools Stayed Open?
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Feb 10, 8:39 AM: In September, Providence, which now serves about 22,600 students, was the rare large, urban district in a blue state that not only opened its schools to in-person learning but also offered instruction five days a week to >
As lawmakers consider blocking new charter schools, a proposed Providence middle school faces uncertainty
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Feb 10, 7:19 AM: The Providence Preparatory Charter School wants to offer a 226-day school year and longer school days. But if the legislation passes, the school will never open
Raimondo’s education legacy: an ambitious agenda, but incomplete goals
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Feb 3, 9:19 AM: The Rhode Island Governor pushed for free tuition at community college and expanded pre-K programming, but fell short in trying to improve reading proficiency
RI Senate panel OKs 3-year moratorium on new charter schools
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Jan 28, 7:33 AM: The Senate Committee on Education Wednesday night advanced a bill Wednesday night that would place a three-year moratorium on new charter schools, including those passed by the state education council in December. >
McKee, Senate leaders at odds over charter schools moratorium
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Jan 22, 8:23 AM: Lt. Gov. Dan McKee hasn’t even taken over from Gov. Gina Raimondo yet, but he is already at odds with top Senate Democrats over one of his longstanding policy priorities: charter schools.
Opinion: All children have a right to a school that works for them
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Jan 11, 6:31 AM: All children deserve access to a great education, and all parents deserve support in choosing a school that works for their family. Thi­­s School Choice Week (Jan. 24-30), let’s listen to parents and work to bring the >
Principal: Enrollment up ‘considerably’ as more parents turn to private school
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Jan 5, 7:21 AM: When students struggle with distance learning, parents have to choose what’s best for their family. That’s why despite tuition costs, Catholic schools are adding names to their wait lists every day. >
Will the House take up a charter schools moratorium this session? Incoming Speaker says it might be time for a "pause."
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Dec 28, 8:12 AM: House Speaker-elect Joseph Shekarchi said it might be time for a “pause” on the expansion of charter schools, alluding to a recent op-ed in the Journal by state Rep. Gregg Amore calling for such action. >
Raimondo ‘frustrated’ by lack of progress on Providence teachers’ contract, but hopes to avoid legal battle
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Dec 22, 6:53 AM:

Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green might be drawing a line in the sand with the Providence Teachers Union, but Governor Gina Raimondo isn’t playing on the same beach.

A year after state takeover of PVD schools, czar wants to overhaul teachers contract
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Dec 22, 6:46 AM: One year after the state took over the city’s failing public schools, state Education Commissioner Angélica Infante-Green is calling for significant changes in the teachers' contract, saying she is done with nibbling >
Review & Outlook: Education Rescue in Providence
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Dec 21, 8:14 AM: About 13% of Providence’s 30,000 students attend 28 charter schools, some in other districts. But demand far exceeds supply. Only 18% of the 5,000 or so charter school applicants were offered a seat this school year, >
Legal bills pile up in state takeover of Providence schools
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Dec 17, 7:57 AM: The state has paid its outside counsel more than $1 million since June 2019 – with little to show for it
Three charter schools get state OK to expand, three more to start in Providence
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Dec 16, 7:52 AM: All but one proposal to allow charter schools to expand or open in Providence won approval by the state Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Tuesday night in a three-hour meeting devoted mostly to public >
Opinion: A ‘pause’ is needed in charter school expansion
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Dec 15, 8:30 AM: In this, the season of the “pause,” I urge the Rhode Island Board of Education to take a step back and pause before taking up consideration and approving the recent requests to significantly expand charter schools in >
Opinion: A ‘Pause’ is Needed in Charter School Expansion
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Dec 11, 7:49 AM: In this, the season of the “pause”, I urge the RI Board of Education to take a step back and pause before taking up consideration and approving the recent requests to significantly expand charter schools in Providence and >
These are the new charter schools Commissioner Infante-Green wants to see in Rhode Island
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Dec 9, 8:42 AM: Three new schools and three expanded ones are expected to be approved at a meeting Tuesday night

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